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Real or Fake, This Snowboarder’s Close Encounter with a Bear is Still Terrifying

When you spend most of your waking hours (plus some less-lucid mental states) scrubbing the upper and lower sides of the web in search of bizarre, creepy, unexplained and often nightmare-inducing material, it’s understandable you have to sift through a lot of hoaxes and misinterpreted footage to get to the rare WTF gems that just […]

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Yes, Robot Spiders Exist Now… Want to See One in Action?

When robotics Professor Ingo Rechenberg observed a strange spider in the Sahara Desert a decade ago, the arachnid’s unusual form of locomotion ended up inspiring the design for his latest robot design, which was recently revealed to the public for this year’s Hannover Messe technology fair in Germany. The “BionicWheelBot” was designed by Rechenberg for […]

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Will Smith Has a Date with Sophia the Robot… and it Doesn’t Go Well [VIDEO]

Will Smith has shared the screen with all manner of robots, aliens, zombies and other beings… and his characters tend to deal with them by shooting them, punching them or blowing them up (usually followed by a clever catchphrase). But Will Smith the actor has never really tried an alternate strategy — like, for example, […]

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EXCLUSIVE: The Dwarves’ Music Video DEVIL’S LEVEL Will Rip Your Eyes Out! [NSFW]

Notoriously twisted shock-rockers The Dwarves have been assaulting ears, eyes, brains and stages for over three decades now — and they’re still embracing that distinctive brand of crazed, grotesque and freakishly fun DIY outsider art that first splattered them across the music map. That’s why it’s our pleasure to offer you the exclusive online premiere […]

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Want to Buy One (or More) of These Horrifying Wax Mannequins?

If you’re in the market for a high-end prop for your Halloween haunt — or just want to decorate your home with the most nightmarish conversation piece ever — then Dana DiCicco has a deal for you. Dana’s uncle, former manager of the Amish Farm and House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has a storage room filled […]

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Mysterious Vortex-Like Cloud Sighted Over Southwestern US and Mexico

Much like the blood-red funnel spotted over Brazil in August 2017, another creepy sky phenomenon has been reported across multiple states in two countries. The rainbow-colored circular vortex appeared over much of Arizona on Monday, March 26, and has been sighted in the western skies over much of Southern California and nearby parts of Mexico […]

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His Name is Charles the Robot… and He’s Watching You Very Closely

It seems the snarky but stylish “social robot” Sophia [recently spotted rocking a new look] now has some serious competition for a starring role in your next nightmare… or perhaps as Imperious Leader of the robot uprising that will “destroy humans” (Sophia’s own words). His name is Charles, and while he’s not nearly as urbane […]

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An Evil Puppetmaster Pulls Bloody Strings in Crypt TV’s Short DO NOT

We can always count on the folks at Crypt TV to provide us with a steady stream of new and terrifyingly creative short films to showcase here, but one of their recent uploads would fit equally well in our Creepypasta category — as it’s got all the right ingredients for a viral horror classic. It […]

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This Man Was Gobbled Up by an Escalator… and Survived [VIDEO]

A terrifying incident took place at Ayazaga Metro station in Istanbul, Turkey on February 27, when a faulty escalator packed with commuters collapsed beneath their feet. While the majority of the travelers were simply dumped in a pile at the bottom (unnerved but unhurt), one unfortunate man saw a gaping hole open in the metal […]

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Knife-Wielding Murder Clown Photobombs Couple’s Anniversary

I can never remember what gifts are traditionally given for each year’s anniversary. I know it’s silver for the 25th, gold for the 50th and diamonds for the 75th… but I’m clueless about all the years before and after, and I don’t really feel the need to look it up. My dad was right — […]

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Southern California Cities Under Increasing Attack by “Squirrel Mobs”

Oh sure, you’re laughing now… but these fuzzy-tailed rodents ain’t playing. Experts are calling this bizarre invasion a potential threat to humans and many other species — not to mention the balance of ecosystems in California and other states. It’s also why authorities post all those “DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE” signs in public parks, trails […]

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Newfound Photo May Reveal Origins of the Winchester Mystery House

Long before the release of the film WINCHESTER, we’ve covered the bizarre history and otherworldly legends of San Jose, CA’s infamous “Mystery House” on this site [here’s a detailed look at the mansion, its designer and the house’s ominous legacy]. But a new revelation from the house’s curators could potentially cast a new light on […]

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This Towering Animatronic Pennywise Hints at IT’s Final Form

Although the final big-screen incarnation of Pennywise is still under wraps as the second half of Andy Muschietti’s mammoth Stephen King adaptation enters production this year, attendees at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis were both horrified and delighted to see this amazing interpretation of IT’s ultimate evil. Created by Unit 70 Studios, […]

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Watch a Father-Son Outing Go to Hell in the Single-Shot Short OVER THERE!

Our friends over at Crypt TV continue to serve up challenging new approaches to short-form horror cinema, and one of their latest uploads manages to capture a sublime, slowly-building sense of dread with a single, unbroken shot. Writer-director F.D. Lazzari has previously mastered elements of design and composition in his earlier works — including the […]

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Has Russia’s Infamous “Devil’s Pass” Claimed a New Victim?

In two previous features, we’ve examined the nightmarish mystery involving the bizarre and unexplained deaths of an entire 1959 hiking expedition to the peak of Otorten Mountain in Russia’s Ural range. All nine members of Sergei Dyatlov’s highly-trained expedition were later found frozen to death — most of them stripped of protective gear, and some […]